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    March 20, 2013
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>> reporter: but investigators want to know if clements was possibly targeted for revenge. a former warden at colorado's federal supermax prison, says it's a career that creates enemies. >> you have 20,000 individuals. anyone could have a reason to hurt mr. clements. >> reporter: clements murder comes on the same day colorado's governor signed some of the toughest new gun laws in the country. >> he dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state better, to making the world a better place. and he is going to be deeply, deeply missed. >> reporter: tonight investigators are here in the clements' neighborhood, trying to find a woman who was speed-walking last night around the time of the crime. she may be the only witness. but with no suspects, police are now beefing up security, both at the state capital and the governor's mansion. >> thank you, clayton. as you said, there are hundreds of police who will continue the search throughout this night. now we turn overseas because right now president obama is in
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israel, his first trip there as president, and this is the message he is sending. the united states will stand with israel to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. abc's jonathan karl in jerusalem. >> reporter: the president arrived in israel in a good mood -- an open mike capturing his banter with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> it's good to be away from congress. >> reporter: he was even joking about red lines. >> you are following the red lines? >> reporter: but the issue couldn't be more serious. the real red line is the one netanyahu talked about at the united nations last fall. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: the point where iran must be attacked or it will be able to build a nuclear bomb. a red line israelis believe could be crossed within months. the issue has front and center here today in all of the president's meetings. >> diplomacy and sanctions have so far not stopped iran's nuclear program. in order to stop iran's nuclear
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programs peacefully, diplomacy and sanctions must be augmented by clear and credible threat of military action. >> reporter: the president said he believes there is time for diplomacy, but -- >> the united states will continue to consult closely with israel on next steps, and i will repeat, all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> reporter: iranian missiles, like this one they tested in january, can reach israel in less than ten minutes. catastrophic if armed with nuclear warheads. israel has been preparing for a possible pre-emptive strike. their warplanes could reach iran's nuclear facilities in less than three hours. israel's president told us he believes president obama is fully committed to keeping iran from getting the bomb. do you have any doubt in your mind that president obama would give the order to launch a military strike against iran? >> as he has said, if all other
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options will not fly. >> reporter: and you believe that? >> yes. >> reporter: the tough talk the president has brought is designed to put muscle behind the diplomacy. to force iran to back down before a military strike is necessary. but white house officials say that it's not just a negotiating tactic, that the u.s. is committed to stopping iran from getting the bomb, no matter what. >> as you know, the president was also asked about an unfolding mystery in syria tonight. there are signs someone there may have deployed a chemical weapon. alex marquardt analyzes the evidence from the region. >> reporter: chaos in the hospital. men, women, and children on respirators as family members wailed. in this brutal war, this appears to have been a first. a rocket yesterday suspected of carrying a chemical, slamming into a neighborhood in aleppo,
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held by the syrian army. 25 were killed and over 100 wounded. i felt my chest close, i couldn't breathe or speak, this little girl cried. i lost my mother, father, and brother. the syrian regime accused the rebels of launching the rocket and called for an international investigation. the rebels blamed the regime. israel said today, there's no doubt chemical weapons were used in yesterday's attack. but president obama tonight wasn't so quick to agree. >> we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. >> reporter: it does not appear that the chemical in question was one of those most feared in president assad's arsenal. mustard gas or the deadly nerve agent, vx, and sarin. president obama said he was deeply skeptical that it was the rebels who carried out this attack. despite fears of chemical weapons being used in syria, the president said chemical weapons
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or not, the united states would not take military action in syria by itself. >> thank you, alex. now we return back home to a new number confirming a worry in american families. tonight, one in 50 schoolchildren in america has a form of autism. the government survey is much higher than the previous estimate, 1 in 88. so what is happening? and also tonight, another small part of the puzzle. does it have anything to do with parents and grandfathers? abc's chief medical editor, dr. richard besser, on the clues. >> reporter: and now another clue into a possible cause of autism -- grandfather's age. researchers in sweden have found that the older a grandfather was when he had children, the more likely those children would be to have children with autism. for fathers the risk went up 1.8 times. for mothers, the risk went up 1.7 times.
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it's already known that one piece of the puzzle of autism is the age of the father. starting at age 30. take ray siegel. >> let's figure out if there is a genetic factor. >> reporter: his sons both have autism with different kinds of struggles, from reading to social interaction. moms pass on very few mutations. dads pass on 25 new mutations at age 20, increasing to 65 mutations at age 40 and so on. the more mutations, the greater the risk of autism. but what does this have to do with grandfathers? >> so we could find for example, that in a grandfather, there was a change in the grandfather's dna that then was passed on to the father, and then finally contributed to risk for autism in that father's child. >> keep in mind, researchers say grandfather's age, a clue to the cause of autism, could only account for at about 3% of the risk. >> i want to go back to the new number today.
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one in 50 schoolchildren in america on the spectrum. is this a big jump? >> it is a jump. a large part of it is probably better recognition, which is good, because early treatment is a better outcome. but i talked to the head of autism for the cdc and they think some of this is more children with autism and that's concerning. >> thank you, rich. we were curious today about the percentage of autism occurring in the united states and whether it is higher than the rest of the world. here's what experts told us. they said that autism occurs around roughly the same rate in every country around the globe. but the u.s. and south korea do the most testing, so the most absolute numbers appear higher. and now, we turn to a new day in america, the first day of spring. though for millions of us, it doesn't feel like it at all. there's a picture that says it all. the snow surrounding a beleaguered sign that says, zero days till spring. and take a look at this, the difference from a year ago, last
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march 1st through 19th, the red represents warm temperatures. spring reawakening the earth. but tonight, the alternate universe, the country is covered in dark blue, a spring starved nation is shivering. and now we turn to a headline about your job and what kind of personal information your employer can demand. it even affects the money you take home. a giant drug store company, cvs, says employees should go to a doctor for a health screening, or face a possible charge of $600 a year. abc's steve osunsami on the big reaction brewing tonight. >> reporter: cvs bosses aren't being shy, telling workers enrolled in their health plans to either get themselves to a doctor for a screening -- or start paying a surcharge, an extra $600 a year for their company's health insurance. >> all of the people covered under our health care will be more accountable for taking control of our health and our costs.
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>> reporter: body weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol -- those are the numbers that matter. and according to company documents, if they aren't good, workers have a year to make them better, or you may have fewer health options to choose from the next time you enroll. >> the approach they're taking is based on the assumption that somehow these people need a whip, they need to be penalized to make themselves healthy. >> reporter: cc -- cvs is not alone, saying that most employers offer health assessments, and then hand out incentives to the workers who complete them. but concerned employees tell us this isn't the carrot and feels more like the stick. cvs says not so. >> across the country, we do have an epidemic of obesity, too much smoking and a lot of people who don't take good care of themselves. we, as an employer, are trying to take the bull by the horns and do something about it. >> reporter: all of this is perfectly legal.
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just ask brad seff. he worked for broward county, florida, took them to court when they charged him $40 more a month for refusing their tests. and then lost. >> people who are arrested have more rights, they can't be forced to give blood samples. >> reporter: he thinks it's fine companies want a healthier workforce, but says it's a shame it comes at the expense of workers' rights. still ahead here on "world news," the big change coming tonight to those energy drinks and what this mom did that has one of the companies fighting mad. we know all your investments may not be with fidelity, but we can still help you see your big picture. with the fidelity guided portfolio summary, you choose which accounts to track and use fidelity's analytics to spot trends, gain insights, and figure out what you want to do next. all in one place. i'm meredith stoddard and i helped create the fidelity guided portfolio summary.
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i think it's atrocious. >> reporter: doctor bob arnot is the company's medical consultant. nges keep in mind, there's no evidence that it has caused any deaths at all. >> reporter: what deborah kennedy was referring to is a highly publicized lawsuit claiming that a 14-year-old girl had died of a cardiac arrhythmia, caused by caffeine toxicity after she consumed two 24-ounce cans of the drink. monster denies any responsibility in her death. she also had an underlying heart condition. no link has been proven. >> if every child really and trul i believed, as they were growing up, that energy drinks killed you, it would definitely hurt the market. >> reporter: but energy drinks like monster are the subject of a recent government report that found that in 2011, there were over 10,000 emergency department visits involving solely energy drinks. >> on your bottle, you say, "not recommended for children," so if you're not going to market to kids, why can't i say this? so, yeah, i'm getting quite the backlash.
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>> reporter: but the controversy isn't going to end soon, because now the company is marketing their drinks, as a beverage, instead of a dietary supplement. which means they will no longer have to report claims about adverse effects to the government. the good news for consumers, the change means the amount of caffeine must be put on the label. and keep in mind, this amount of caffeine is about half as much as the caffeine in the starbucks. >> all right, this is an ongoing controversy. thank you, bob. always good to see you. still ahead, up next tonight, our instant index. one man sat for hours and hours and hours and captured this shocking moment. what is it? shocking moment. what is it? we'll tell you. his shocking moment. what isaid? my doctor we'll tell you. there's a lot i had to do... watch my diet. stay active. start insulin... today, i learned there's something i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said that with novolog® flexpen, i don't have to use a syringe and a vial or carry a cooler.
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this is the split second in which you see lightning striking as a volcano erupts. german photographer martin reeve traveled to the volcano and waited for days to get these incredible shots. and a political victory to tell you about for stephen colbert, one of the kings of satire on comedy central has a real politician on the rise in his family. hear sister. elizabeth colbert bush has won the democratic primary nomination of the special election to fill a vacant south carolina seat. her famous brother stephen says he's going to do everything in his power to help her score a victory in may. and she says she's ready to go to washington. >> by the way, colbert says his sister will not be safe from his jokes. he will target her if she does something funny. and he says she will, because
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sat on a dusty mantel for five years. after a bidding frenzy at sotheby's, it just sold for over $2 million. how did the anonymous seller react? >> i got an e-mail which said in capital letters, wow, and then wow again with a line of exclamation marks. so i think they were very pleased. >> reporter: it's a 1000-year-old chinese bowl. totally inspired, this morning i went shopping, looking for anything vaguely chinese. if there's a fortune in this box, i will quit my job right now. >> it has got some age. >> it's a pattern i haven't seen before. >> reporter: exciting! we asked our experts for top tips to find a fortune at a flea market. >> if something is old there will be much bigger chance it's worth money. >> reporter: this old copy of the declaration of independence cost $2.48 plus tax at a thrift store. turned out to be uber old and sold at auction for nearly half a million. >> and look for something chinese? >> yes. >> chinese is one of the hardest fields to appraise. >> reporter: even experts don't
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always know the chinese gems from the junk. upping the odds of a masterpiece with a $3 price tag. >> always buy what appeals to you and you will never go wrong. >> reporter: back to my little cup. >> certainly before 1872. >> reporter: really? it's old, it's chinese, and i like it, but -- >> the reality, you'll probably get no more than five to $10 for it. >> reporter: proving luck really is the key. so i'm not quitting my job. see you tomorrow. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> see you tomorrow, which means it's lucky for us, nick. we thank you for watching. hope to see you tomorrow as well. we're always there at abcnews.com. and "nightline" at its new time tonight, 12:35 a.m. eastern. again, right back here again tomorrow night. goodnight. see you then.
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tonight what you can get for your apartment when the america's cup sails into town. >> we're live in berkeley. the city is issuing an earthquake warning tonight to landlords who aren't prepared for the big one. >> a major new rule change for the nf lcht. new safety regulations and what it could mean for the
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fewer of hard fitting -- hitting football. >> and 7 on your side tax hot line is taking your calls right now. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> we begin with homeowner who's hope to cash in on the america's cup yacht race. >> the event being scaled down, some homeowners are still hoping that they can make a nice pile of money when spectators flock to san francisco this summer. and they say in real estate it's location, location, location. doesn't it?. >> that is right. zrou a place here? do you want to rent it out? organizers say they still expect about 200 -- two million people here to watch the races. julie and peter have every reason to toast. they recently bought this beautiful penthouse along san
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francisco's embarcadero. but they're moving out this summer. >> getting closer to the america's cup we felt like it's a great opportunity to travel two, three month autos while they travel they hope someone else will travel to san francisco to watch the premier sailing event. and rent their home for $25,000 a month. >> we're not trying to make a living doing this. if it works out, great. you know? if it doesn't, it doesn't. >> demand right now is not high after a report projecting fewer spectators, fewer teams and fund raising in a that is falling short, no one is sure what to expect. this agent says it does not amount to gouging. >> hotels can go $600 a night in the city. and so it works that this is about from that to a thousand dollars a night. not, i don't feel, unreasonable. >> one colleague is listing
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this eight bedroom home for $40,000 a month. marin county wants a piece of the action. you can rent this penthouse for $10,000 a month and hop the ferry to san francisco for the races. darcy thinks in the end, prices will be more in line with traditional vacation rentals. >> the short answer is that there is a market for it. i don't think anyone is going to be paying for tuition. >> she says most interest is here in the marina neighborhood because it is right across from where races will take place. saying most of it is people looking for one, two bedrooms, they want to stay two or three weeks. i don't have one of those houses

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